The Jarvis Conservatory Foreign Film series presents "Secret Ingredient" at 4 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 20.
A down-on-his-luck son resorts to illegal pain relief for his dad in Gjorce Stavreski's touching, tightly plotted dark comedy. The underpaid train mechanic gives his father a cake made of stolen marijuana to relieve his cancer pain, but he is cornered by the criminals who are searching for their drugs and the nosy neighbors who want a recipe for the "healing" cake.
Directed by Gjorce Stavreski, it stars Blagoj Veselinov, Anastas Tanovski and Aksel Mehmet
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""Secret Ingredient" should by rights be one of the most depressing films of the year," Jessica Kiang wrote in Variety. "But instead, appropriately for a movie that deals, in its way, with miracles, it's one of the funniest, smartest and most endearing."
Tickets are $15. The Jarvis Conservatory is at 1711 Main St., Napa.